My Beloved is Mine: Praying with the Song of Songs – Saturday May 11, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, May 11, 2024
Led by Br. Lain Wilson

Cost: $40


Secular love poem, metaphor for the Church and God, image of Christ’s relationship with the soul. The Song of Songs has been understood and used across the centuries in these and other ways. How can we pray with this evocative expression of love and desire while (and by) respecting and paying homage to its long history in Christian tradition?

 

Registration will open in January 2024

Mindfulness – Saturday, March 16, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, March 16, 2024
Led by Br. David Vryhof

Cost: $40


Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of cultivating awareness in day-to-day life. It is a practice that has roots in several religious traditions and that has been proven to be enormously helpful in helping people overcome various forms of suffering (fear, anxiety, depression, etc.) and live lives that are more peaceful, centered and integrated.  This workshop will provide an introduction to mindfulness from a Christian perspective and offer practical suggestions for deepening one’s practice.

 

Registration will open in January 2024

The Paradox of Forgiveness: The Gift We Receive – Saturday, February 10, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, February 10, 2024
Led by Br. Curtis Almquist

Cost: $40


There are so many tedious, sometimes-delicious reasons not to forgive other people; perhaps this is why Jesus speaks about forgiveness relentlessly. Forgiveness is as challenging as it is liberating, a new lease on life. We will explore biblical and psychological insights about forgiving and being forgiven, “unbinding and setting the captive free.”

 

Registration will open in January 2024

Silence and Solitude – Saturday, November 11, 2023

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, November 11, 2023
Led by Br. David Vryhof

Cost: $40


Monastics and spiritual leaders down through the ages have sought God in silence and in solitude.  What can they teach us about the value of incorporating silence and solitude into our own lives, especially in an age when we are bombarded by noise?  This workshop will explore the questions of ‘why’ and ‘how’ in relation to this ancient practice, which has always been so highly valued by monks and mystics.

Silence and Solitude – November 11, 2023






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Loving Listening – Saturday, October 28, 2023

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, October 28, 2023
Led by Br. Curtis Almquist

Plan to arrive for the workshop at 8:30 am to confirm your reservation and check in.

$40.00 per person
$20.00 for students/young adults


Opening the ears of our heart to someone can be absolutely transformative. We may help them name a need, claim an insight, realize a healing, experience a liberation.  We, too, may be transformed through the experience. The workshop will draw on ancient wisdom and contemporary psychology to help us better listen to life.

Loving Listening – October 28, 2023






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Discernment in Prayer: A Workshop for Young Adults – Saturday, September 30, 2023

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, September 30, 2023
Led by Br. David Vryhof

Plan to arrive for the workshop at 8:30 am to confirm your reservation and check in.

Cost: $20


Making decisions is a part of life.  All of us are constantly having to make choices, great and small, and these choices make up the pattern of our lives. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the role of prayer in making life choices.  How do we discern which of the options before us represents “the will of God” for our lives? How can we learn to recognize the movement of the Spirit in our prayer as we consider the choices before us? Our time together will include teaching and group discussion, as well as some time for individual reflection.  This workshop is being offered specifically to young adults in their 20’s and 30’s.





 
 
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Workshop fee: $20.00 - Note: Your space is not reserved until we’ve received payment.